Digital x-rays are a more streamlined way of taking dental radiographs. Like traditional x-rays, digital versions provide an in-depth view of the structures of the mouth, helping dentists detect complications and develop effective modes of treatment. Digital x-rays are capable of revealing hidden caries, bone erosion, and even tooth decay hiding beneath restorations.
Requiring less radiation and no film to process, digital x-rays have become the standard for oral imaging. These systems produce instant digital images that can easily be enhanced and enlarged for a more accurate diagnosis. The images are captured, stored, and even transmitted via in-office computers. In fact, dentists can easily print or email copies of x-rays in just seconds.
Dr. Pearson may request digital x-rays from your general dentist or your child’s pediatric dentist. Dr. Pearson also refers his patients to C Dental X-ray Laboratory in Walnut Creek for specialized orthodontic x-rays and imaging. C Dental has “state of the art” imaging machines that provide minimal x-ray exposure to his patients.